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    Default Languages availability

    Which languages are available for the zenOn editor and runtime?
    Currently the following basic languages are supported:

    Czech
    Chinese
    English
    French
    German
    Italian
    Romanian
    Russian
    Spanish

    However for the runtime using the engish version as a base, it is possible to switch online, all runtime texts into any preferred language, by translating the basic texts in the editor first.

    Please feel free to contact us if you feel motivated to translate the zenOn editor and Runtime in your language, if it is not listed above.

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Dear sir
    Now we have use the Chinese version of SICAM230, we found that there are some unclear translations which may confuse the customer in the runtime enviroment. If we want to modify these items, how could we do?

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Dear again189,

    Welcome to this forum, and thank you for the feedback

    Please feel free to send any translation suggestions to our docmentation department.

    Best regards,
    Mark

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Dear Markclemens
    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Hi Mark,

    one quick question regarding (Chinese) language support in zenOn Runtime:

    For a (paint shop) project in China we will use zenOn 7 on Windows 7 (Embedded) machines. The UI must be switchable between English and Chinese. The translation process via language tables in zenOn Editor is clear to me.

    But is it mandatory that Windows 7 has the Chinese language package installed? Perhaps zenOn uses e.g. some OS fonts that are only available when the Chinese language package is installed. Perhaps default buttons (OK/Cancel/Apply) require strings from the Chinese language package.

    Or is it sufficient when Windows 7 just has the English language package installed?

    Background is that our embedded machines have very limited space on the flash cards and we want to keep the Win7 image as small as possible. Dropping the Chinese language package would make a difference for us.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Michael

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Hi Michael,

    The font that is used with the language translation is defined in the project at the font tables. You basically create two font tables, one using a font with western characters and another font table that uses a font that supports simplified chinese or traditional chinese.

    Together with the language change function, you also switch the font table, so a font with used at e.g. a button with the id #2 can be a western font e.g. arial 10 pt. in font table 1, and a Chinese font with similar size in font table 2.

    A font does not necessarily require the installation of a language pack. You could use fonts that are available by default on both systems.

    A font can also be installed easily by itself, even with the zenon integrated remote transport. (Transport and register option).

    Another option you have in the zenon project is to enable the configuration of the font that is used in dialogs.

    However there are also some dialogs that, when configured, can be called from the runtime that use operating system components or dialogs. (E.g. a file save dialog for export alarms, or a dialog to configure the printer.)

    These would then be in English and not translated with the language change. Wether or not your project in the runtime has the option to call such dialogs is something you have to establish. If such options exist, ideally such dialogs can be opened e.g. only by service personnel and are protected with an authorization level, regardless of the language change issue.

    Best regards,
    Mark

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    Default Re: Languages availability

    Hi Mark,

    many thanks for your feedback.

    In summary for other readers:
    The only thing that is mandatory is an appropriate (Chinese) font which has to be configured in the zenOn font table and is activated during language change. Furthermore, the font can be installed manually on the system or via zenOn remote transport. Only OS popup dialogs like printer settings or file save dialogs would still be English.

    So if you're fine with the above limitations there is no need to install the Win 7 (Chinese) language pack.

    Thanks again Mark!

    Cheers,
    Michael

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